Daily Activities – The activities staff work to make sure your vacation will be a memorable one. Activities include walks on the beach, stretching classes, ping pong tournaments, darts tournaments, aerobics and water aerobics, beach volleyball, beach soccer, cooking lessons, bingo, and music.
Playa Huanacoa – The Hotel Playa offers an on-site adventure course with climbing walls, rappelling stations, and two 400 ft. beachfront zip lines.
Nightly Entertainment – Entertainment and theme parties include movie night, beach parties, a lip sync show, Mexican fiesta, International show, Caribbean paradise show, and guests participation show.
Children’s Activities – Offering a wide range of activities designed for young children. Activities include Mexican bingo, sack races, water basket, hand crafts, let’s go fishing, volleyball, water balloons, sand sculptures, drawing, waiter race, treasure hunt, coconut bowling, ring toss, tug of war, limbo, pinata party, and more.
Shopping – On the premises you will be able to find a good selection of Mexican arts, crafts, gifts and beach wear. All of your vacation needs are conveniently located in the hotel.
Local Sights – Both the city of Mazatlan and the surrounding region have a rich cultural and historic past.
- Start your tour along the scenic coast sidewalk that starts at the Golden Zone and makes it’s way to the light house at the port of Mazatlan. “El Faro” (The Light House) is the second highest in the world and offers a breath-taking view.
- The Aquarium is the Largest in Latin America with a permanent exhibition of some 300 different marine and freshwater species, including captive piranha and sharks.
- Take a trip to Isla Venados (Island of Deers) where you can practice scuba diving or travel to nearby Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) to see its abundant wildlife in a primitive setting.
- Day trips to Pre-Columbian ruins in Quelite or visit 16th century mining towns in Concordia or Copala, all available through the travel agency.
Reasons to Choose Mazatlan – Mazatlan offers a unique combination of elements that recommend it as a choice vacation spot, from it’s superb beaches and refreshing climate, it’s internationally acclaimed sport fishing by day, to its exciting night life, fresh sea food and local Mexican cuisine. Mazatlan is easily the best seaside resort buy in all of Mexico.
Weather – Mazatlan is only 20 kms. from the Tropic of Cancer, which translates into tropical sunny, warm days averaging 82 F, or 28 C, coupled by evening ocean breezes.
Sports – Mazatlan is a sports paradise with an international reputation for fantastic sport fishing, with an average catch of 9,000 sail fish per year.The tropical waters are full of Marlin, Sail Fish, Mahi-Mahi, Lobster, and particularly shrimp. Mazatlan shares a similar reputation among surfers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Nightlife – When the day ends, enjoy the spectacular sunsets with a cocktail on our Beach Terraza or listen to Mariachis while experiencing the finest in Mexican or International cuisine. Experience the wild and crazy in some of Mazatlan’s night clubs of world renowned discotheques or just relax in the quiet romance of our moonlight beaches. Mazatlan has many traditional cultural events. Most important is Carnaval (Mardi Gras), since 1898 it’s celebrated in the month of February. The local parade is a real show of Mexican creativity.
A Bit of History – Unlike Mexican resorts that have sprung up overnight and have little or no local color, Mazatlan has a long and interesting history. Before the arrival of the Spaniards, this port was well known to many sailors. The Chibcha Indians lived from its rich hunting grounds. Deer were their main prey, giving the origin to the name of the town which in the Nahuati tongue means “Mazatl” deer and “Tlan” land of…
The official date of the founding of Mazatlan is May 14, 1531 when Spanish explorer Nuno de Guzman, sent a party of 25 castellans to settle on the islands and valley of Mazatlan, there they established themselves in the skirts of what is now known as Ice Box Hill. One of the first responsibilities the settlers had, was to defend the town from the many pirates seeking refuge.
Later the Spaniards exploited the rich treasures in the hills above Mazatlan for the glory of Spain.
In 1800 the city was incorporated and Municipal Government followed in 1837, thereafter, Mazatlan grew as an international seaport and center of commerce.